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Hoping you or a member of your family will see this message and provide a photo of your Father to include in our archive. It looks as if he was a good boxer. Check out this photo with names
Hi Steve

Your email address no longer works. Since your post our archive has developed so am hoping you will see this and provide a photo of your Father to include alongside our archive entry below and in our gallery.

In Memory of the seven commandos executed 79 years ago this month and Sergeant Erling Magnus Djupdræt, a Norwegian scout, who was fatally wounded after evading capture, and all who took part in the raid.
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Just a reminder in case it applies to you.
We have details of quite a few who died in training but I believe Nathaniel is the youngest certainly that I know of. Click/touch his name for more.

In Memory of Junior Marine Nathaniel Paul Burton
Commando Training Centre, Royal Marines,
who died in training on 15 October 1998 aged 16.
Remembered with honour at St Mary The Virgin Church, Upottery.

Hi Karen
That is much better thank you. I have updated the ROH Page as you will see below and added the full size to the No.9 Commando gallery with links on there to his ROH page and his grave here:

ROH page:

If you wish your surname included I will add that to both.
Hi Karen
Thanks for the newspaper. It is the actual photo of Alexander that is only 3kb in size so tiny. Do you have a higher resolution one ?
Hi Manufan ( sorry I don?t know your name)
We have 2 entries for your relative. Neither however show how he met his death just that it was an accident. So thank you for details in the newspaper which I will add to the ROH entry.
The Roll of Honour:

The Gallery (a photo I took of his grave a few years ago):

Can you advise me of the name of the newspaper and date of the article.
Also the photo you posted is extremely small in resolution. Do you have a higher resolution copy of it ?
It is with much sadness that we advise you of the recent death on the 2nd October 2021 of Major General Matt Holmes CBE, DSO, RM, aged 54, who was until April of this year the Commandant General Royal Marines.
Matthew Holmes joined the Royal Marines in 1988 and throughout a distinguished career had served in Northern Ireland, Kosovo, Iraq and Afghanistan. He commanded 42 Commando Royal Marines from 2006 to 2008 and was appointed as a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order for his leadership on operations in Afghanistan in 2007.
Our thoughts and prayers are with all his family and friends at this time.

Read more here:

Hi Richard

I personally have no information other than what I posted in the archive on the link below.

If you have not already done so you may wish to consider contacting the RM Historical Society:
Susan has sent this transcript of a newspaper report. It clearly shows commando service and she is awaiting arrival of the Service Record which hopefully will have specifics.

Glasgow Herald, Tuesday 3rd February, Page 6.

Served with the Commandos

Second Lieutenant William W Pattison (25), second son of the late Mr Richard N Pattison and Mrs Pattison, 7 Leslie Street, Pollokshields, Glasgow, has been officially reported as killed in action. He was a B.L. of the University of Glasgow, and enlisted in the Cameronians, in 1939, after the outbreak of war. Later he transferred to the Commandos and saw active service with this force. He was one of a number who escaped from Crete in a barge. Later he obtained a commission in the Durham Light Infantry. He was a grandson of the late Robert Renwick, the Glasgow historian.

Casualty Lists WO417/2 (2 entries).
London Gazette 35445, page 604 (commissioned 2/Lieut. 16 Nov. 1941).
Report in Glasgow Herald newspaper, Tuesday 3rd February 1942.
[Image] His niece Susan Pattison.

Thinking about a career in 29 Commando then check out the links below:

A well produced high resolution video explaining some of the less well known roles within 29:

More about 29 Commando:
This may be him:

and although first name shown as Jim check out this photo front row 5th from the left:
I am looking for any information on this man who died of wounds on 8 June 1944. The CWGC record shows no reference to any Commando service however the Casualty Lists show Att. Commando. I am trying to discover the nature of any attachment.

In Memory of 6408747 Trooper Edward Herbert Kenney
Life Guards
who died 8 June 1944 aged 23
Remembered with honour at Hermanville War Cemetery.
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